Agenda - Novogradac 2016 Tax Credit Housing Developers Conference

Thursday, Jan. 7

8-9 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9-9:10 a.m.
Welcome Address
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9:10-9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: Sen. Michael Crapo (R-Idaho)

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9:30-10:20 a.m.
An Insider's View of Capitol Hill Policy and Legislation
Experts, who are working with advocates in Congress, provide their outlook on the LIHTC for the year 2016. Hear about important tax reform proposals, including an update on the inflation-adjusted low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) and private activity bond caps for 2016.
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10:20-10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30-11:20 a.m.
2016 Equity Market Outlook

Listen to experts deliberate the current equity markets. Active investors on this panel will provide insight into the effect of demand on the market, how they are responding to it and ways they are adjusting their outlook and strategies. Hear how our panelists are fine tuning their expectations and planning to meet their goals in 2016.
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11:20-11:30 a.m.
Break

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Bonds and Beyond—Enhancing Your Deal

This panel will provide an overview of how development teams can best use private equity bonds and 4 percent low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs) to finance affordable multifamily rental housing properties.
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12:30-1:30 p.m.
Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Developments of Distinction Awards Luncheon

Concurrent Session 1

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Partnerships—Dealing with Hot Button Issues

Interaction and negotiations between developers and investor/syndicators can take various twists and turns. The developer and syndicator on this panel will discuss the hot button issues each party has and how they resolved their issues.
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2:45-3 pm
Break

3-4 p.m.
Financing the Deal—Real Numbers

Financing a LIHTC development requires skill, patience and well-informed choices. Industry experts on this panel will provide a real-world look at the financing for deals that are being closed, the terms that are being negotiated and the make-or-break details required by each party to a transaction.
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4-4:10 p.m.
Break

4:10-5 p.m.
Developing an Effective Year 15 Strategy

Year 15 planning for a low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) partnership starts even before the development is placed in service. Our panelists discuss specific issues faced by syndicators, housing finance organizations and affordable housing organizations. Hear the best strategies organizations use to transfer ownership of LIHTC properties in regard to restructuring the ownership of the property, how to keep units affordable and best practices for investor compensation.
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Concurrent Session 2

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Operating Expense Update for LIHTC Properties

Hear about regional and national operating expenses, rents, and cap rate trends and find out what type of data can help benchmark your portfolio.
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2:45-3 p.m.
Break

3-4 p.m.
State Issues and QAP Updates

Panelists will discuss state LIHTC programs and the issues in putting together qualified allocation plans (QAP) and development underwriting standards. Panelists will also examine states’ complex property tax systems and the matter of removing the value of tax credits from future property assessments.
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4-4:10 p.m.
Break

4:10-5 p.m.
Update on HUD Programs

Hear updates regarding recent HUD programs, specifically proposed cuts to the HOME program funding, increases in the cap of RAD program public housing units and RAD conversions.
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Friday, Jan. 8

8-9:30 a.m.
Breakfast

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Developer Success Stories

Panelists will spotlight a case study that uncovers the goals of an affordable housing development, its benefits, economic impact, and outcomes.
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10:30-10:40 a.m.
Break

10:40-11:40 a.m.
Valuing Partnership Interests from the GP and LP Perspective

Panelists will examine factors affecting value at a partnership and market level, evaluate important issues in waterfall development, and discuss discounting and appropriate risk assessment.
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